Obituaries | Sunday Observer


23 April, 2023

BOTEJUE,​​ EDWARD - Beloved husband of Sumana Botejue nee Hettihewa (deceased),​​ beloved father of Devika,​​ Nalin,​​ Hiranya (Canada) and Prasad,​​ father-in-law of Shantha,​​ Jessica,​​ Kushan (Canada) and Hirushi,​​ grandfather of Sajanee,​​ Sanduni,​​ Dakshitha,​​ Sanji,​​ Sajiv,​​ Sanjula,​​ Chanuk and Yasith,​​ expired. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Parlour,​​ Borella from 9 a.m. today. Cortege will leave the Parlour at 4 p.m. on Sunday,​​ April 23 (today) for cremation at New Crematorium,​​ General Cemetery,​​ Kanatte at 4.30 p.m. (Access from Kitulwatte Road). No flowers by request. 48/​​4,​​ Horana Road,​​ Miriswatte,​​ Piliyandala.024492

MUNIDASA - KOTELAWALA (Retired WIPO - Geneva,​​ Switzerland). Beloved husband of Chanthal Kotelawala,​​ beloved son of the late John Kotelawala,​​ late K. Kannangoda,​​ beloved brother of Leela Kotelawala,​​ G. Kotelawala,​​ late Dharmadasa Kotelawala,​​ late Wije Kotelawala,​​ Nanda Kotelawala,​​ Wimal Kotelawala (Switzerland),​​ Wimala Kotelawala,​​ Jayanthi Kotelawala,​​ Anura Kotelawala (Australia),​​ beloved brother-in-law of A. Piyasiri,​​ Nimal Pathirana,​​ late Wasantha Kotelawala,​​ Vineetha Kotelawala,​​ late Thilak Hettiarachchi,​​ Sandhya Kotelawala,​​ late Karunathilaka Samarakoon,​​ Sarath Alahakoon,​​ Prasanthi Kotelawala,​​ passed away peacefully. Remains lie at 23,​​ Wijerama Lane,​​ Udahamulla,​​ Nugegoda. Cremation will take place on Sunday the 23rd of April 2023 at 5 p.m. at Udahamulla Cemetery.024562

NADARAJAH RANEE (nee HETTIARATCHI) - Daughter of late Francis and Herriet Hettiarachchi,​ wife of late Chandra,​ mother of Dilhara - UK,​ Harsha - Canada,​ loving mother-in-law of Dr Bavan,​ loving grandmother of Anthony,​ sister of late Doreen,​ late Honorine,​ late Noeline and late Rev. Sister Mary Brand A.C. passed away peacefully after a short illness on the 14th February 2023 in Toronto Canada. Interment of ashes will take place in Kandy later this year.023485

SRIPALI VAIAMON - (Former Director of SLBC) Husband of late Chandra,​ dearest father of Champa and Ganga,​ beloved grandfather of Naomi,​ Natalie,​ Dylan and Suwidh,​ father-in-law of Sherwin Leanage,​ passed away peacefully in his 96th Year in Brampton,​ Ontario,​ Canada. Funeral Service and Cremation to be held on Sunday April 23rd,​ 2023 in Canada.024572

VANDERSTRAATEN,​​ LOUIS (LOUIE) ELTON ANTHONY (Film Director,​​ Writer,​​ Producer,​​ and Lyricist),​​ beloved husband of Jacinta (daughter of the late Alfred & Agnes Fernando),​​ cherished father of Leon,​​ Lester (Sandamali),​​ Reno [Rocky],​​ and Taniya,​​ adored grandfather of Angel,​​ Raphaella,​​ and Gabrielle,​​ loved son of the late Antrom Stephen Vanderstraaten and Helen Augusta Slemmermann,​​ beloved brother of Jean (late Keith Schokman),​​ Aloma (late Kamal Ranasinghe),​​ Yolande,​​ Jeoffrey (Asoka),​​ Ralph (Patricia),​​ Salome (Nietzsche Abeyakoon),​​Sandra (late Carmen Fernando),​​ and Arlene (M. Niththiyendran). Remains lie in state for public respects at SUDARSHI - Institute of Sinhala Culture,​​ Buller’s Road,​​ Colombo 07 on 21st April 2023 from 10 am to 2.30 pm and thereafter at Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​​ Mount Lavinia (9am-9.30pm) till 12.30 pm on the 23rd April 2023. Cortege will leave No. 56/​​10,​​ Thotupolawatta Road,​​ Main Street,​​ Moratuwa at 3.00 pm for interment at St. Sebastian’s Church,​​ Moratuwa.024346